New DB - database Folder that has appeared in Folders listing

Category: sql server dotnet


MelissaConfused on Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:41:30

New SQL Server Connection Folder

I am just enquiring as to whether or not someone could possibly anwer why I would have a new folder could +New SQL Server Connection folder.

It only appeared last week and I am not computer savvy and not sure why this would appear on my computer.

It says My Data Sources - could someone please assist me

Melissa Lindsay

I am still unsure of the reason why. Now the Moderator changed it to answer my question and how it was created.


Olaf Helper on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:04:18

Hello Melissa,

I am sorry, but I don't understand, what you mean. Can you explain it more detailed e.g. with a screenshot, please?

MelissaConfused on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:52:27

MelissaConfused on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:17:56

This is the screen shot - I did not know how to upload a screen shot.

I have also looked and it looks like I also have an outlook folder.

This is on a home computer and I am just interested on it's origin and if it alright to be running in the background.

I am not too sure of it's properties.

MelissaConfused on Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:43:27

Dear Olaf Helper,

I am wondering - the screen shots that I gave you - were they sufficient for a bit of a chance of why my home computer would have created this folder?

Thank you for replying.

I am only new to computers - so I am sorry for the lack of details.

There are only two home computers that possibly could be tagged together

MelissaConfused on Sat, 09 Feb 2013 19:28:47

Dear Olaf Helper,

I have been advised that I should do the following after submitting to the Microsoft Community -

Hi Vijay,

I do not have any software that would operate with a Database hence the question on communities. I think it looks like a common problem looking at some other people on the Community questions.

Some people have MS Money etc. I do not have anything that would operate such a program. 

There are no files in the database and I am not too sure whether or not to delete it. It is not doing any harm I guess. 

It just appeared recently on one of the two computers that I have. 

Thank you for the reply.

Is this correct solution as below:


Hi Melissa,

Thanks for the reply.

I would suggest you to run Microsoft Safety scanner and check.
Microsoft Safety Scanner
Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again. The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection. For real-time protection that helps to guard your home or small business PCs against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, download Microsoft Security Essentials.
Note: Any data files that are infected may only be cleaned by deleting the file entirely, which means there is a potential for data loss.

If the folders are not reported by Microsoft Safety Scanner, I would suggest you to delete the folders and check if it helps.

I hope it helps. If you have any issues regarding Windows in future please let us know. We will be happy to help you.

I am afraid of data loss.

Olaf Helper on Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:42:47

Hello Melissa,

That's just the normal "My Data Source" folder, which exists in every user profile. And "+NewSqlServerconnection" would start MS Excel to create a new ODC = Office Data Connection; that's all.

Kalman Toth on Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:55:47

>I am afraid of data loss.

You are not alone Melissa. The only simple solution is good backup strategy.

MelissaConfused on Mon, 11 Mar 2013 06:49:14

What back up would you suggest?

I also have an issue with a USB 2GB Removable Disk that is write protected  how do I change that property?

So is it a normal folder that I do no have to worry about?

There is also a matter of sharing options between my computer and another computer - does this require another Forum submission?

Kalman Toth on Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:39:40

Yes, for each new question, start a new thread. Thanks.